Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative

Simon Foale, Dedi Adhuri, Porfiro Alino, Edward Allison, Neil L Andrew, Philippa Cohen, Louisa Evans, Michael Fabinyi, Pedro Fidelman, Christopher Gregory, Natasha Ellen Tanya Stacey, John Tanzer, Nireka Weeratunge

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    The Asia-Pacific's Coral Triangle is defined by its extremely high marine biodiversity. Over one hundred million people living in its coastal zones use this biodiversity to support their livelihoods. Hundreds of millions more derive nutritious food directly from the region's marine resources and through local, regional and global trade. Biodiversity and its values to society are threatened by demographic and habitat change, rising demand, intensive harvesting and climate change. In partnership with international conservation organisations and development funders, the governments of the region's six countries have come together to develop the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security. The CTI has explicit goals and defined targets for marine biodiversity conservation, but not for the food security of the region's marine-resource dependent people, despite this being the wider aim used to justify conservation action. This article suggests how the food security aim of the CTI could be made more explicit. It outlines the complex pathways linking marine biodiversity with food security and argues that improved social science analysis, inter-sectoral policy and management interactions are necessary if conserving marine biodiversity is to contribute towards meeting food security challenges in the region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)174-183
    Number of pages10
    JournalMarine Policy
    Volume38
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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    Foale, S., Adhuri, D., Alino, P., Allison, E., Andrew, N. L., Cohen, P., ... Weeratunge, N. (2013). Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy, 38, 174-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.033
    Foale, Simon ; Adhuri, Dedi ; Alino, Porfiro ; Allison, Edward ; Andrew, Neil L ; Cohen, Philippa ; Evans, Louisa ; Fabinyi, Michael ; Fidelman, Pedro ; Gregory, Christopher ; Stacey, Natasha Ellen Tanya ; Tanzer, John ; Weeratunge, Nireka. / Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. In: Marine Policy. 2013 ; Vol. 38. pp. 174-183.
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    Foale S, Adhuri D, Alino P, Allison E, Andrew NL, Cohen P et al. Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy. 2013 Mar;38:174-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.033